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TOPIC: Trumpeter 1/32 F-14D Tomcat

Big Kitty - Trumpeter 1/32 F-14D 6 months 4 weeks ago #61

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That wheel well is fantastic
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Big Kitty - Trumpeter 1/32 F-14D 6 months 3 weeks ago #62

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:woohoo: So glad I've gotten the chance to catch up with this. NOW THAT'S SCRATCH BUILDING!!!!!!!!!
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Why is patience a virtue, why can't hurry the f**k up be a virtue?

Big Kitty - Trumpeter 1/32 F-14D 3 months 2 weeks ago #63

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After moving house and all that it entails, I'm really happy to get back to the bench once more. Hardest part of returning to the workbench was I never finished the main under carriage a month ago and picking it up again yesterday mean't having to reacquaint myself with the tangled madness of hydraulic and electrical lines. Got stuck in yesterday and I've finished most of the detailing on the main undercarriage legs. Just a few grease points and cable strap tension what-knots to add and I'm back to the airframe. :woohoo:







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Big Kitty - Trumpeter 1/32 F-14D 3 months 2 weeks ago #64

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Nice work Terry!
You really get a sense of the tremendous strength needed in landing gear for fast-jet naval aviation, don't you with the figure alongside?
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Meet the new boss...same as the old boss...

Big Kitty - Trumpeter 1/32 F-14D 3 months 2 weeks ago #65

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That detailing on that undercarriage is looking amazing!
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Big Kitty - Trumpeter 1/32 F-14D 3 months 2 weeks ago #66

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Always a shame to paint over this lovely work.
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Big Kitty - Trumpeter 1/32 F-14D 3 months 2 weeks ago #67

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This is wonderful work. More patience than me! Keep it up. :cheer:
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Big Kitty - Trumpeter 1/32 F-14D 3 months 1 week ago #68

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i just packed my kit away back into the stash...... seriously sublime modelling Terry, amazing detail and techniques!
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Big Kitty - Trumpeter 1/32 F-14D 1 month 19 hours ago #69

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Hi peeps, I'm still chewing away at this elephant of a project. Crew now painted and office is complete (enough!) ready for canopy to be glued down. Only point I'd like to make is the Aires aftermarket pit is really designed to be left with lid up. Numerous areas and parts foul with plastic kit parts preventing the canopy from closing properly and much resin paid for was either thrown away or drilled away. I still like the end result, just smarting from the punishment to get to this point.











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Trumpeter 1/32 F-14D Tomcat 1 month 16 hours ago #70

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Top gun as usual T...

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Trumpeter 1/32 F-14D Tomcat 1 month 5 hours ago #71

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Trumpeter 1/32 F-14D Tomcat 2 weeks 16 hours ago #72

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So an interim update: Kit is now in the paint shop.... it's so big, it's more like painting a house! That is an A2 cutting mat underneath my model btw :lol: .

I've not worked out whether to decal straight onto semigloss Mr Color that it's currently being painted with or X-22 gloss coat this sucker and then decal it. Gloss coat will no doubt demolish at least one jar of clear! Any opinions about decalling directly onto semi-gloss Mr Color warmly welcomed and appreciated.

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Trumpeter 1/32 F-14D Tomcat 1 week 5 days ago #73

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Looking good! Sure is a monster
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